With Skype for iPad, you can make video calls to individuals or groups, anywhere in the world for free*.
Have you downloaded Skype and joined us? To enjoy one-to-one, or group video calling on your iPad, always make sure you're using the latest version of Skype and you meet the necessary requirements. You will also need to find your friends on Skype and add them to your contact list. When you've added your friends, it's really easy to video call them.
To make a one-to-one video call:
If you’re on a Skype-to-Skype voice call, you can turn the video on at any time. Simply tap the camera icon during a call to start sending video.
To join a video call, simply tap the video icon on the incoming call.
To make a call, you'll need to either create a group if you haven't already, select an existing one from your Recent tab or you can add people to your current one-to-one call. Tap the video call button to call the group or swipe right from the Recent tab and select the video call button. Once everyone has connected to the call, you're all set. To join a video call, simply tap the video icon on the incoming call.
Focus view Grid view In the focus view, the active speaker is automatically visible in full screen: However, you can change who appears in full screen by tapping the specific participant in the video ribbon and pin or unpin them in full screen. Scroll right in the video ribbon to view all the participants. We're continuing to improve the experience to enable as many video streams as possible. Tap the group header where you can:
Tap anywhere on the screen for additional menu options:
You can have group calls with up to 25 people (24 plus yourself). Depending on the iPad you're using, up to 6 video streams (5 plus yourself) will be visible at once, the rest will be audio only. Learn more.
You can receive screen shares from people using Skype for Windows or Mac OS X. Currently, you cannot share your iPad’s screen with other people, and you cannot receive a screen share from another person using an iPad.
Check to make sure the system requirements are met or check for other common video call problems. The quality of a video call can also depend on available network conditions. The faster your data connection, the better quality your video call will be.
*Depending on the data plan you use, mobile operator charges may apply.
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